writer, a film director, a philanthropist,
a broadcaster and two leading academics
will receive honorary degrees from the
University this year.
to our birth may be written in space
molecules found in meteorites may hold the key
to the origin of life on Earth, according to
chemistry research at the University.
victims of the tsunami
at the University are invited to a gathering
at the Great Hall in solidarity, for support
and for reflection on the impact of the tsunami.
concrete alternative to waste dumping
recycling process is being devised by Leeds
civil engineers who have discovered a greener
way to make concrete.
deal secures a place with the intellectual elite
Group has been acquired by IP2IPO in a £20m
deal which significantly strengthens the University’s
commercialisation activities and includes a
new £5m fund to develop University intellectual
voice to our regional identities
linguistics experts are involved in an ambitious
joint initiative with the BBC to find out why
we speak the way we do.
formula for fighting disease
One of the most
exciting developments in clinical research
in decades is taking place at the University
of Leeds, led by our professor of cancer medicine
Peter Selby in collaboration with the Medical
on the rhythms of life
understanding of some of life’s most fundamental
processes will be advanced in a new £5m
research centre to be opened in June this year.
metabolism on the map
which illustrates the chemistry of life –
Metabolic Pathways – celebrates its 50th
birthday this year. Now in its 22nd edition
with over a million copies, the chart has made
a unique contribution to biochemistry by visualising
our continually-evolving understanding of the
excellence in research
for Alzheimer’s and other diseases are
being investigated thanks to over £1m
won by the interdisciplinary institute of molecular
the park in Peak condition
visitors to the Peak District realise it is
‘man-made’. The 555 square miles
of Britain’s first national park are maintained
in their unwooded and heather-covered state
by regular burning and grazing.
poverty of the asylum system
asylum seekers in Leeds are destitute or homeless
because of flaws in the benefits system, according
to University researchers.
Michael Arthur has a vision of Leeds as a truly
world-class university; in this month's leader
column he describes the emerging strategic themes
and how we will move from a strategic overview
to a clear plan for the future.
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